• On Aug 24, 2018
    Natel from AB Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I know that if a child turns three at Disney they don't need a ticket. But is it based on when you check into your reservation at the hotel or your first day at the park? If we check in when they are 2 but turn 3 the next day, does that work?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Natel. We're glad to see you again!

     You are correct; a child under the age of 3 does not require theme park admission. A child's age for the length stay is based on the age at the time of travel. Since your child will be 2-years old at the time of travel, they will be considered under the age of 3 for your entire stay at the Walt Disney World Resort, regardless of when you first enter a theme park during your vacation. My son turned 3 mid-vacation a few years ago. What a magical birthday that was! To celebrate, we had a special lunch at The Crystal Palace where Winnie the Pooh and his friends from the Hundred-Acre Wood presented my son with a cupcake and a signed birthday card. It was precious!

     Thanks for stopping by, Natel. If you have any other questions about traveling with a little one in tow, please let me know. From dining recommendations to advice about a day in the theme parks (a stroller is a MUST), I'd love to help you plan a memorable visit!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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